blank 12/04/13 09:12AM Car SHows, Events, Holiday Happenings

Big Al Update

These Holidays are some of the best times of the year! Thanksgiving is a time to give Thanks to the Lord for all that we have. I'm not talking about how many Hot Rods you have or the money in your bank account, but the real things in life like our Family's and how many friends we have that we see a lot or only once in a while. In fact, when you are done reading this month's newsletter, go call a friend you haven't talked to for a while. Go visit a friend who may be housebound or in a facility. Christmas is a time to share our Happiness with those around us and New Years is a good time to plan the coming year. God Bless you all from Big Al and the Crew!

Next, I want to apologize to those of you who did not get my November Newsletter. There was some sort of problem with the E-mailing facility that I use and we tried 3 times and only some received the Newsletter. One of the most important part of the newsletter was Thanking the Veterans for all that they have done and given to keep this Great Wonderful Country of ours Free. Please respect their efforts by voting when the time comes and showing our men and women in uniform, Past and Present, proper respect. Thank You Veterans from Big Al & Crew.

Here in the North we have pretty much shut down with any outside events but there are many indoor shows and swap meets to attend and many Winter Blues Cruise gatherings to enjoy other Cruiser company. Make sure you Event is posted on Big Als List so people can attend. Contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

Hey Gang, How would like a chance to get that ride of yours done over by Professionals at half the cast? Gurney Productions of whom is behind Duck Dynasty , Shark Week and other productions is looking for some vehicles to do a complete Showroom rebuild on! Yours could be one of them! All of the Information is on Big Als List in the Wanted Pages. Check it out now and get your application in early, You just might be one of the Lucky Ones! ---more info---

Shows - Cruise-Ins - Swap Meets

The 40th Anniversary Daytona Turkey Run at the Daytona International Speedway on Thanksgiving Weekend is a blast and runs from November 28 to December 1 with Cindy Williams, Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark from American Graffiti! ---more info---

The 54th Annual O'Reilly Autorama held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Thanksgiving weekend has Gene Winfields Chop Shop, "Ol Skool Rodz", Hot Purrfect Angelz, Freestyle Stunts, Pinup Girl Contest, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho & Colby Cushman and runs from November 28 to December 1st. ---more info---

The 50th Annual Carl Caspers Charity Auto Show in Auburn Indiana also on Thanksgiving Weekend at the National Military History Center on November 30 and December 1. Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man, WWE Ted DiBiase and Sponge Bob will be present! ---more info---

The 27th Annual SuperSwap All Ford Event will be presented by the United Ford Owners at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. This is the largest fall indoor all Ford meet in the United States! ---more info---

The Medina Indoor Swap Meet at the Medina County Community Center will be on January 5, 2014 ---more info---

The Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show will be held on January 17th to the 19th in Wichita Kansas. ---more info---

The DFW Swap Meet in Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie Texas will be held on January 24th & 25th. ---more info---

The 53rd Annual World of Wheels Car Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA will be held on January 24th. to the 26th. with WWE Sheamus, Chris Jericho and Free Style Stunt Shows, Pinup Girls and Live Music. ---more info---

The 27th Annual Nifty Fifties All Makes Swap Meet will be held on January 26, at Autonation Ford in Westlake, Ohio on January 26th and is open to all! ---more info---

Future Events

Vehicle registration is open for the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama including the "ALL NEW" South Hall Hot Rod Asylum. Get your application on line at or at Summit Racing Equipment in Tallmadge, Ohio!

The new South Hall Hot Rod Asylum will feature vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles that are Kustoms, Nostalgic Race Cars, and/or have a Nostalgic Appearance. Special awards will be given out, including the top "Straight Jacket" award, at the awards ceremony on Saturday. This area will also showcase the Devil's Row and the Dirty Dozen, of which all 12 vehicle owners in the Dirty Dozen will receive a collectible participant jacket. It will also be host to Rockabilly Bands throughout the weekend, which is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music dating back to the early 1950s blending country & western and rhythm & blues, plus the Pin-Up Contest!

Steve Legerski, Show Manager - One I-X Center Drive - Cleveland, Ohio 44135 - 216-265-2514: Office -

Web Site

By the way, don't forget on those crappy snowy days when you don't feel like doing anything but relaxing, get a snack or 2 and crank up the Pictures Gallery on Big Als List website. At last count, there are over 38,000 pictures posted from 2013 alone! Your car just may be in some of them! The boys have been out there snapping pictures until they are tired! ---Link-to-Pictures---

This is also a good time to look at the Car Corral, Classifieds and Wanted pages! There has been a lot of activity and you might sell something or find something you just can't live without! Also, if you see something posted that you know is sold, Please let me know so it can be removed! Remember, the only way I can remove something is if someone lets me know it is sold. ---Link-to-Homepage---

Event Promoters

As you are making up your flyers for 2014 you can check for ideas on Big Als Website More Info I have made up several helpful pages for Car Shows, Cruise Ins, Swap Meets or any gathering. When you get your flyer made, be sure to send one to me for free posting! You can fill in the posting pages yourself and be sure of getting it correct! Submit Car Shows or Cruise Ins. ---add event forms---

If you need to change an existing event, please let me know by sending a note HERE

Big Al

PS, if you wish to mail flyers, tickets or whatever, here is the information;

Big Al's List
488 Monroe Blvd.
Painesville, Ohio 44077
fax 440-352-1384

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